View Poll Results: What is your house like?

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  • Messy and Dirty

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    Default Spin off - What is your house like???

    So, what is yours like?

    I will openly admit, that i'm not the neatest of people - and my house is messy most of the time. But i do clean regularly - it never stays straight all that long, esp with DD right behind me destroying as she goes.....

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    Honestly, I am a neat FREAK. I hate mess. I hate dirt. I clean as I go throughout the day, picking up, straightening, washing, cleaning, wiping, sweeping, I seriously can't help it.

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    Well i have found that living in different houses means i have different levels of cleanliness. I once lived in a new, modern house, it was easy to keep spotless (except for the "dont go in there" room). But then living in really old rundown houses means my house always look messy, and tbh dirty. I vaccum and mop every week. I wipe everything down every night, dishes are done every night (or morning), but it still looks messy.

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    I had to click other. My house is not messy, dirty or spotless. But it is clean if that makes sense. I hate a dirty house and I get embrassed when visitors come around unannounced and there are dishes in the sink. Ideally I would love a spotless house but with DP being a male and very messy along with a dog that looses all its black hair every where it is hard, and I assume once DS gets bigger its only going to get harder.

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    I chose 'other'. My place is tidy at the end of the day. I don't bother picking up all day after my 2 year old DS. I wait until he goes to bed. The older kids don't leave mess around the house, but they make up for it with their bedrooms which are like ground zero on a good day.

    Generally my whole place is kept tidy, but sometimes I'll neglect doing proper housework because life is to short and I have better things to do that scrub and polish all week long. Abount once a week I do a major clean/disinfect, doing floors, bathrooms, durting etc. I used to be quite pedantic about keeping the house in sparkling condition but having three kids of varying ages soon made me change my mind. Like I said - life's too short.

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    my sister brought me a sign and i love it! It says a clean house is a sign of a wasted life. I like to keep it reasonably tidy but a spotless house is an endless pursuit. Read the book housekeeping by marolyn robinson it'r a great novel that drags you kicking and screaming through the notion of cleanliness is godliness and that cleaning is an endless battle with nature to which we can't really ever combat. I set myself free after reading that!
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    It's sometimes messy, sometimes neat and tidy.

    It's as neat and tidy as time and life will allow.

    It's messy if life happens and we have other things to do or if life happens and I'm sick and don't have the energy to clean.

    I don't like a messy, dirty house. I don't want my child to live in a messy, dirty house. I do clean as I go picking up, straightening, washing, cleaning, wiping, sweeping etc.

    But I'm not ashamed to say that if life happens, it's more important that keeping a house spotlessly clean all the time and I'll live my life.

    P.S. It's getting harder to keep the house clean with hurricane Jade behind me pulling down everything she can find and with utter glee flinging it as far as she can.

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    I said Other, I'm in the middle. It's not messy but it isn't pristine either. I would say fairly clean.

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    We live in the country,....in a 120yr old house with 10 sets of french doors - usually most of them are open!! We have 3 kids under 6,....2 hairy dogs,.....6 birds (In the atrium) and 6 free range chooks (who like to watch TV!),.... Sometimes there is more dirt inside the house than outside,...especially if the kids have been in the vegie garden pulling stuff up! However,..we have rules (ie: no shoes inside or on the new carpet in the bedrooms),.. no food apart from at the dining room table or outside,.... and by the end of the day it doesn't take much to pull it back together,. I vacuum every day,...mop every second day,.. dust when it needs doing and the kitchen and bathroom are always tidy. The kids pack away their own toyroom, and it is their job to make their beds in the morning.

    We have some lovely industrial vintage furniture,...and I would hate for clutter to ruin the lines of the space. Sounds wanky,..but I like looking at our environment,...

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    It looks like a bomb has gone off.

    Its clean but is extreamly messy. We're moving next week & there is stuff every where.


 

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